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You Could Look it Up

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And think about how much fun you could have lookin’ it up in spots like these

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1 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2009 1:28 pm

I could get lost for days in some of those libraries

2 unmoderated   ~  May 28, 2009 1:38 pm

i think that one is in amsterdam, right? my wife visited before she was my wife.

3 Just Fair   ~  May 28, 2009 2:00 pm

I just passed this along to my librarian. Hopefully she gets past the first few lines before suing me for sexual harassment. : D

4 Rich   ~  May 28, 2009 2:02 pm

Deep Thought

Will the Kindle end up destroying libraries as we know them?

5 Chyll Will   ~  May 28, 2009 2:50 pm

[4] No. Remember, not everyone can afford to go digital. When the Kindle is as commonplace as the TV, then maybe. Still too many people out there that aren't tech-savvy or are too scared of it.

I have to admit, those libraries makes my favorite book "repository" (The Strand) look like a public bathroom in the Lower East Side. Anyplace that values thinking is gonna have it's library(ies) be one of the nicest buildings in town.

6 rbj   ~  May 28, 2009 3:53 pm

Oh man, I need a cigarette now. . .

7 Diane Firstman   ~  May 28, 2009 3:53 pm

City public libraries always get the short end of the stick budgetarily, sadly.

While the Kindle and similar readers are nice, there is still something to the tactile comfort of having a page-turner in one's hands.

8 Diane Firstman   ~  May 28, 2009 3:56 pm


Interesting that the photographer's name is Candida Höfer.

(I'm having a Beavis and Butt-head moment)

9 Yankster   ~  May 28, 2009 5:46 pm

SHHHH. Don't tell anyone, but I'm a librarian at the Library of Congress. Nice to see a post that looks like what I see down the hall, and yes, in my opinion, it's heaven.

10 Chyll Will   ~  May 28, 2009 6:38 pm

[9] As someone who frequently applies for and enjoys copyright protection, I must say you ROCK! >;)

11 Chyll Will   ~  May 28, 2009 6:39 pm

[10] Oops, shhh! >;)

12 PJ   ~  May 28, 2009 7:20 pm

"Read, read, read, read! Let me tell you something - last time I read a book, I was raped. Let that be a lesson to you." - Madeline Kahn as Betty in Yellowbeard

: )

13 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 28, 2009 10:02 pm

Awesome post, thanks for this one. Those libraries..wow, a looong way from the Midwood Public Libray of my youth, on East.17th st...

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